University of Colorado Boulder

Animals and Institutions

This course is part of Animals and Society Specialization

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Leslie Irvine

Instructor: Leslie Irvine

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5 hours (approximately)
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What you'll learn

  • Describe the status of animals used in research.

  • Identify the trends that led to modern industrial livestock production in the United States.

  • Determine the most appropriate roles of zoos in modern societies.

  • Identify dilemmas faced by veterinarians and animal shelter workers.

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Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

4.8

(54 reviews)

Beginner level
No prior experience required
5 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

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There are 4 modules in this course

In this module, you will gain familiarity with the issues that shape the use of animals in scientific research and underlie the controversy surrounding it.

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4 videos1 reading1 quiz2 discussion prompts

In this module, you will learn about the system through which animals are transformed into “livestock.”

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3 videos1 discussion prompt

In this module, you will investigate how animals are central to how humans spend their leisure time.

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4 videos1 quiz1 discussion prompt

In this module, you will examine the social worlds of veterinary medicine and animal sheltering.

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4 videos1 reading1 peer review2 discussion prompts

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4.6 (23 ratings)
Leslie Irvine
University of Colorado Boulder
3 Courses6,947 learners

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